M.B.A. Waiver Exams

Matriculated M.B.A. students may chose to take waiver exams for the courses below. Each exam may be taken only once. There is no fee associated with the exams. Exams need to be taken during the weekday in Kingston so we may arrange for a testing room. To take an exam, please contact Lisa Lancellotta at mba@uri.edu or 401.874.4241.

  • MBA 500: Statistical Methods for Management (Pass/Fail)
  • MBA 504: Financial Management (Pass/Fail)
  • MBA 505: Managerial Marketing (“A” required to pass)

 MBA 500: Statistical Methods for Management

Open book, open notes exam. Calculators allowed. Test time: Maximum two hours. Suggested reading: Basic Business Statistics, Berenson, Levine and Krehbiel. Exam topics may include:

  • Data presentation
  • Probability Theory
  • Discrete and Continuous Distributions
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Statistical Inference based on limited sample information
  • One and Two Sample Inferences
  • Linear Regression and nonparametric statistics
  • Chi-square tests and other such techniques

MBA 504: Financial Management

Closed-book exam but you may bring a double sided piece of paper with notes. Calculators are allowed. Test time: Maximum three hours. The exam is made up of 30 multiple-choice questions. To pass, 22 correct answers are required.

Suggested reading: Essentials of Corporate Finance with Connect, Stephen A. Ross (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Randolph W. Westerfield (University of Southern California), Bradford D. Jordan (University of Kentucky).Copyright year: 2014

Study topics covered in the class syllabus, and review chapters 1-13:

  • Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow
  • Working with Financial Statements
  • Introduction to Valuation: The TVM
  • Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
  • Interest Rates and Bond Valuation
  • Equity Markets and Stock Valuation
  • Net Present Value and Other Investment Criteria
  • Making Capital Investment Decisions
  • Some Lessons from Capital Market History
  • Risk and Return
  • Cost of Capital
  • Leverage and Capital Structure

MBA 505: Managerial Marketing

Closed book exam. Test time: Maximum three hours.

To prepare for this exam, review basic marketing principles in the following recommended texts.

  • Marketing Management, Philip Kotler and Kevin Keller, 13th edition
  • Market-Based Management, Roger Best, 5th edition